The American people have offered almost no resistance to losing what little remained of their freedom. From Gary D. Barnett at lewrockwell.com:
“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
~ Albert Einstein–“The Harper Book of Quotations Revised Edition”. Book by Robert I. Fitzhenry, p. 356, 1993.
There is only one cure for apathy, and that cure is knowledge in the form of education about matters not before understood. But that is not enough, because any new understanding or truth must be accepted, and then acted upon, for without both these measures, failure is guaranteed, and any underlying indifference can only bring about a new and deeper root of totalitarianism.
Evil is something that has been all to evident throughout human history, so evident in fact that any study of these matters will bring even the strongest and most enlightened men to their knees in sorrow. This has always been difficult for me to accept, because although all of us have the capability of evil thoughts or actions, most of us do not physically act on those deep-seated emotions. Why do most suppress these innate desires, while some thrive on wickedness? This has troubled me for a lifetime, but I have never been able to answer this question in my own mind.